Marquette University's online MBA is a 28-month, fully-online, cohort MBA program with students taking two classes per term each fall, spring and summer. Same great faculty, same curriculum, with more convenient delivery.  Tuition locked for the entire program.

The total program is 33-39 credit hours depending upon a student’s undergraduate background. Students with an undergraduate degree in business will take a slightly different path the first two terms. The cohort size is 25 students. Students are required to complete a non-credit, teams-based exercise in semester one to assist the students in forming a virtual team.

The admissions standards and process are the same for the online cohort as it is for our traditional MBA program. We do not require work experience, but it is highly recommended that students have at least a couple of years of experience to fully appreciate the applied nature of the program. 

Curriculum

For a graphical representation, see the flowchart.

33-39 credits

Semester 1 (fall 2018)

Business Essentials: IT/Marketing/Supply Chain - 4.5 credits                        

Quantitative Analysis - 1.5 credits

Non-credit team based experience required for all students.                               

For students with undergraduate business background (i.e., have completed appropriate classes in Information Systems, Marketing, and Supply Chain):

Quantitative Analysis -1.5 credits                            

Option for business undergraduate students to take a 3-credit elective in International Marketing*

 

Semester 2 (spring 2019)

Business Essentials: ACCO/ECON/FINA - 4.5 credits                        

Leading People and Change - 1.5 credits                        

For students with undergraduate business background (i.e., have completed appropriate classes in Accounting, Economics, and Finance)::          

Leading People and Change - 1.5 credits

Option for business undergraduate students to take a 3-credit elective in Leadership*

*Students in the 33 credit hour program are required to complete one of these two optional courses.  They may take both and the second one will substitute for an elective in semester 6 or 7.

                            

Semester 3 (summer 2019)

Strategy Introduction - 3 credits                            

Business Analytics - 3 credits      

                     

Semester 4 (fall 2019)          

Advanced Financial Management - 3 credits                            

Concepts for Ethical Business Practice - 1.5 credits                         

Innovation and Creativity - 1.5 credits                         

 

Semester 5 (spring 2020)

Marketing for Management Decision Making - 3 credits                            

Corporate Social Responsibility - 1.5 credits                         

Leadership Coaching and Development - 1.5 credits                         

 

Semester 6 (summer 2020)

Advanced Core Class as voted on by class in summer of 2019 - 3 credits                            

Enterprise Risk Management - 1.5 credits                         

 

Semester 7 (fall 2020)

Strategic Capstone - 1.5 credits                         

Advanced Core Class as voted on by class in summer of 2019 - 3 credits

 

Comparison of program options

Program

EMBA

Part-Time MBA

Online MBA

Kohler MBA

Class Location

Milwaukee campus

Milwaukee campus

Online

Kohler, WI

Class Times

Saturday, 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. every other weekend; three periods of residency.

One night a week, typically 5:30-8:15; some courses offered on Saturdays

Asynchronous with potential for synchronous team meetings or faculty office hours

One evening per week from 5:30 to 9:00

Class type

Cohort class- enter as a group and stay as a group. Typically 15-22 students, 

maximum of 25.

Average class size: 24

Cohort model – enter as a group to create community in an online environment. Up to 25 students per cohort.

Cohort model – enter as a group and complete the program as such.

Delivery

Hybrid/blended. 40% offered online with 60% face-to-face

Most classes are offered face-to-face, but we offer classes online or in a blended format occasionally.

100% online

 

Classes at Kohler are hybrid/blended classes with approximately a 50/50 split between face-to-face and online.

Schedule design

Lockstep - everyone takes the same classes as a group

Flexible class schedule- students pick which classes and how many each term.

Lockstep – two classes per term each fall, spring and summer. Students vote on two of the electives.

Most classes taken as a cohort. The group determines the program electives, but the individual may opt to come to campus for an elective.

Length of program

17 months

Average completion: 2 years. Full-time students can finish in 1.5 years

28 months

28 months

Curriculum design

Pre-defined curriculum

Individualized schedule

Pre-defined curriculum

Pre-defined curriculum

Teams

Team-based program

Individually based; many classes have team components

Team-based program.  The program creates the teams.  Students are required to complete an online team training the first term.

Individually based; many classes have team components

Total Credits

Approximately 44 credits

33-39 credits, depending on undergraduate background

33-39

33-39

Cost

 

$74,000 for class of 2019; All-inclusive tuition covers all credits, textbooks & materials, international trip including airfare, single occupancy hotel, most meals, a tablet computer that you keep, parking, all meals on class days, optional hotel during immersion week, and all fees.

$1,130 per credit for 2018-2019; cost may increase yearly; about $37,000-$44,000 at current tuition, plus textbooks at about $175 – 200 per class

$1,350 per credit for the entire cohort that begins Fall 2018*; $44,550-$52,650, plus textbooks at about $175 – 200 per class

 

 

 

*students that drop from one cohort and join a new cohort will move to the new cohort tuition rate

$1,130 per credit for 2018-2019; cost may increase yearly; about $37,000-$44,000 at current tuition, plus textbooks at about $175 – 200 per class